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    Re: Best 4x5 camera to accommodate a 65mm lens?

    what 65 do you have ?
    I use a Schneider super angulon (65 ) with both a speed graphic (pacemaker) and toyo cx (with recessed lens board)
  2. Thread: Cougars

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    Re: Cougars

    I am very dissappointed, I mean you are going through all that trouble make a that video
    it should have ended with good mauling
  3. Thread: how old are we?

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    Re: how old are we?

    1,744,848,000
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    Re: Your 10 Most Influential Photographers

    I have another name
    or two
    Kertész
    James
    and a few others that are on
    the tip of my tongue. but my fingers
    don't type out ..
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    Re: Hyper-Sensitizing Slow Emulsions

    Hi Denise:
    what's the fun in that :)
    John
  6. Re: Disastrous Consequences (solved: fog with Intrepid lensboard)

    sometimes stuff happens. not sure if you remember but a few years ago toyo had dark slides that were giving them problems.
    we're living in 1900 all over again, seems mistakes will be made as we all...
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    Re: Are you shooting more than one format

    I have been shooting multi formats for a while now but the past handful of years I haven't used a camera much I've been doing a lot of cameraless work.
  8. Re: Making J Lane Positive Plates? (Famous Format Monobath?)

    I have been thinking a lot about dichroic fog

    thanks Jason !! great stuff you do!
    John
  9. Thread: Lina Bessonova

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    Re: Lina Bessonova

    exactly!
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    Re: Is There a Plan for Future

    I'm more worried about the solar burst than anything else. western society is gonna be useless without our brain boxes, and satellite powered life support.
    and worst of all, Jonny Depp will be stuck...
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    Re: Dark cloths on ebay

    The only dark cloth I have ever used is a sheet of felt purchased at Jo Anne fabrics probably 34 years ago. it cost about $3 and I have never had issue with it leaking light, not working and/or ...
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    Re: OLD film OLD paper Solutions

    here you go ...
    http://michaelandpaula.com/mp/html/Azo_Main.html

    definitely worth its weight in gold !
    I got my 300R bulbs at grangers and never looked back... whatever you use its gotta be...
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    Re: Forum Growth.....or not?

    not sure which enlarger she has ;)
    whatever it is its big ... and all of us LF'ers know bigger is always better !
  14. Re: How do you see and appreciate a large format Portrait?

    I know this is the LF forum and all but I don't really differentiate portraits by their formats. I just like looking at portraits, love looking at photographs of people, not sure why, its fun cause...
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    Re: Forum Growth.....or not?

    Sadly real life has kept me sometimes reading and less often making a post. That all said I'm not using a camera to make photographs very often these days .. I've been more involved with non-obscure...
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    Re: Homebrewed Film Developer Formulas

    sorry I missed this until just now
    no need for expensive unless you can't find it where you live
    cheep arm and hammer super washing soda is fine, and converting baking soda
    by heating it in a...
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    Re: Small claims court for copyright cases?

    I've pretty much given up ...
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    Re: Homebrewed Film Developer Formulas

    yea. that works but it doesn't give me the bulletproof negatives I enjoy. :)
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    Re: Small claims court for copyright cases?

    usually small claims courts have a ceiling of what you can sue for. sometimes its 1500, sometimes its 2000, and in some states you need to have a lawyer involved. ... AND people with a judgement...
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    Re: Homebrewed Film Developer Formulas

    8 oz. of water
    4 tsp of instant coffee (cheapest gut rot is the best )
    2 tsp of Washing soda
    1/4 tsp of vit c powder
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    Re: Cannot Over Expose?

    doesn't bother me.
    there's always been goofballs selling and using cameras, since like 1839 onward.. :)
    if his viewing+buying audience isn't bright enough to do a little research on like IDK...
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    Re: What's your Go To LF body & lens?

    Delmar box camera .. not sure what lens is in it
    https://www.instagram.com/p/B6CR9UpgzBl/?igshid=lzt1j7af20e1
    https://www.instagram.com/p/B5RWqrmgEHk/?igshid=nalij36t9n4n
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    Re: Cannot Over Expose?

    39.6 stops?
    8D
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    Re: Cannot Over Expose?

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    It’s just the world we live in.
    The author died years ago..
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    Re: Cannot Over Expose?

    not sure why he is a rip off artist. most every photograph has already been taken already there is very little that is new.
    I did like the lady with the Kirby vacuum cleaner she was doing a good...
  26. Re: Daydark Street Postcard/Tintype Camera Repair, Safelight Filter Replacement

    look at what Joe van cleave is doing or has done https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbYm3Y-Gaco
    what your camera is .. is the pre-curser to the afghan camera.. but your camera used a proprietary paper...
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    Re: J Lane Dry Plates In Studio?

    Hi Larry

    I haven't with J Lane Plates but I have with other dry plates ( that I coated myself ) and paper negatives. works fine
    you just have to figure out what exposure you need and the best...
  28. Re: Any tips for home brew developers for the TMax films?

    sumatranol130 ( or Dsumatranol ) 8.5 minutes or split...

    dektol 1:10, 5 mins, Dsumatranol ( 20cc stock dektol + sumatrnaol ) 5 mins
    or ansco 130 1:10 5 mins, sumatranol130 ( 20cc stock ansco130...
  29. Poll: Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    still not anxious and have started making my own emulsion again .. I haven't used up all my film though ...
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    Re: How Early Could It Have Happened?

    +1

    people were doing things before that whether they were able to be fixed to light to not, but exposures were very long. I think the word commercially viable is the key.. ( well besides the...
  31. Re: It happened to me! What Disasters or Near-misses have you had while Shooting?

    I was doing a research project on Coal Gasification and using the last remaining gas holder house ( and the remnants of the coal gas plant it belonged to ) as a microcosm for the pre 1870s industry...
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    Re: Different versions of Slide scanned on Howtek

    Hello Stephen
    Are you planning on printing these images ( this image ) ? Will it be printed on paper, backlit on film? separation negatives made and a trichrome gum print? Gum over PT or silver?...
  33. Re: Adapter suggestions between Century Empire State + Century 8A

    Randy and Steve
    Thanks for your suggestions ! When I find the time I will attempt to do this long awaited adapter. Just have to find the time...

    Thanks again!
    John
  34. Adapter suggestions between Century Empire State + Century 8A

    I have had a century 8A for ages but never had more than a home made (foam core and foam core+waxed paper ) 11x14 back for it. It's worked great, but I figure I might try something new.
    A few...
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    Re: B&W Paper Reversal New Method?

    hey randy

    the fun thing about using hydrogen peroxide for reversals is you DON"T need to use the high percentage one but you can use the cheep stuff found at the dollar store or big lots or...
  36. Re: Is the obsession with analogue gearing an obstacle to art?

    Hi Bobab

    The trick is to NOT make knockoffs. I might have missed something in you post, but how is using a digital camera to make photographs that are knockoffs any different?
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    Re: Storing Ansco 130

    Drew: Many people have published their experienced with Ansco 130. Not so-so but works about as good as fresh. Perhaps rather than suggesting without experience something doesn't work you should...
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    Re: Storing Ansco 130

    Kevin:

    Mixed Stock Ansco 130 will stay useable for over a year. Open tray about 30 days. I've developed film and prints in Ansco130 that was well over a year old and the film and prints looked...
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    Re: Afghan Box camera Build

    great stuff !
    and it is great to see another person as crazy as me
    just doing contact prints the sun without chemistry :)
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    Re: Wet / dry plate photography

    I love being absolutely clueless and every day learning something new
    Im always blown away at the stuff like this I learn about.

    Thanks for adding to my education !
    John
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